Thursday, December 17, 2009

Come to our annual holiday kiln-opening!


OK, so I know many of the readers of this blog are in the UK, Australia or the U.S. Far West. So ... come anyway. Alli and I finished loading the glazed pots in the kiln this afternoon. I'm apparently teaching her my procrastinating ways; her pots were the last ones to go in, on the top front shelf. I'll put in the cone packs tonight and turn on the gas in the morning.
Kim Collins, my ever cheerful good friend, was here this morning to set up her jewelry display in the big open room upstairs. Bryan Randa will be in tomorrow morning with his blown glass and Tamara Clark and Ruth Bleakley (I love her name; so Dickensian ... ) will come some time tomorrow to set up their stuff. Tamara makes cards and Ruth does amazing handmade paper books and other art.
We open the doors at 10 Saturday morning, then open the kiln at 11. From what people have been telling me, there should be lots of good baked goods here to share with whoever turns out. Donna, Janet, Brenda and others have promised good stuff. About 1 p.m. Saturday we'll have chile dogs for whoever wants them. Ed Sholkovitz, our friend and hot dog chemist, is supplying the dogs and I'm making the chile.
Come on and share. Directions are to the right on this page.
Oh, the photo above was on the front of the show card that we've spread around Falmouth and nearby towns. The past few years I've done cards with small photos of everyone's art on the front, but this year I decided to change. Got a bit more editorial with the art. The photo is not my hand, but that of a potter in Vermont during a big-pot workshop at Bob Compton's pottery a few years ago. The swelling mass on the other side of the hand is not a pregnant woman's belly (which is what many people thought ... go figure ... ) but that particular potters very big and swelling vase.
Happy holidays, everyone. Come to the show.

11 comments:

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Sounds like a good time. Wish I could be there!

cookingwithgas said...

Oh- sounds great and I wish I could transport myself there.
Best for good weather and good sales!

traceybroome@mindspring.com said...

Good luck with the sale, sounds like a fun time and what a great way to start off the Christmas week! Hope the snows hold off for you, we are expected to have a storm move through NC later today. YAY! White Christmas (sort of)

maria said...

I wish you that it goes all very well, that many people come and that you have good sales!

It would like me to come,... but for me is too far away!!

Hollis Engley said...

Thank you, everyone. And yes, Tracey, that snow you're getting now (or soon) is supposed to get here Saturday night. Sunday may be pretty quiet around here, but at last we'll have decent weather for the kiln-opening.

Hollis Engley said...

And I'm sorry Spain is so far, Maria.

Hannah said...

Hope you have a good time, enjoy yourself.
will be there in spirit at least.

Hollis Engley said...

Many thanks, Hannah. Hope your various weekend activities go well, too. Sell lots of pots.

mengley said...

Good luck with the opening! Hopefully I can come back east for one sometime -- that'd be a hoot. Mandatory chili dogs. We'll be skiing this weekend and trying to find some snow that's not soaked in rain.

ang said...

a few more turns before i get there, dont wait up...!chilli sounds great...mmm

Hollis Engley said...

Gotta have chile dogs, Marco. I'd save one of those for you, too, but shipping might be dicery.
Ang, I was sure you'd be able to come up here for the annual holiday sale snow storm. Damn. Next year, maybe.